University of Oklahoma College of Law - Assistant Professor, Criminal Defense Clinic

20 Apr 2017 2:31 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

The University of Oklahoma College of Law invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in our Clinical Legal Education program. The start date for the position is August 2017. The initial appointment will be for a one-year renewable contract that can lead, after three years, to renewable longer-term contracts with security of position consistent with ABA standards.

The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for teaching lawyering skills to law students in the criminal defense clinic through the direct supervision of Licensed Legal Interns. Clinic students defend clients in misdemeanor and minor felony cases in Cleveland and McClain Counties. The Assistant Professor is responsible for overseeing a revolving criminal caseload of approximately 40-80 cases. This is a full-time benefits-eligible twelve-month position.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants must be currently licensed to practice law in the State of Oklahoma or must be eligible for and willing to obtain such license. A minimum of 5 years practice experience in the relevant area or 2 years as a clinical faculty member is required. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in pro bono service and appreciate the dynamics of representation of low income persons.

Applicant should be familiar with clinical education pedagogy in shaping his/her supervisory techniques. The Assistant Professor will work collaboratively with other clinical faculty members to provide programmatic enhancement activities. The Assistant Professor will provide classroom instruction in lawyering skills courses, and will participate in clinic related activities as necessary.

Please submit electronic applications to: Professor Amelia Pepper at

Please submit print applications to: Professor Amelia Pepper, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019.

Electronic submissions should include the following in a single PDF file in the order indicated: (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae or resume; (3) the names and contact information for three references.

Applicants who submit their materials by May 31, 2017, will be considered, but applications received after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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